If Prison Walls Could Speak is a brand-new theatrical presentation written and produced by Artless Theatre Company in partnership with Release International. An ambitious and compelling production, Prison Walls contains a message that is both inspiring and challenging for both Christian and non-Christian audiences alike.
Based on the book Imprisoned With Isis, the play tells the true life story of Petr Jasek, who in 2015, was imprisoned for his work aiding the persecuted church in Sudan. Drawing from the great cloud of witnesses and testimonies from persecuted Christians around the world, this production sheds light on the wider struggles of the underground church and serves as a rallying cry for prayer and intercession.
The production takes its title from Richard Wurmbrand’s book detailing some of his experiences when he was imprisoned and tortured for his faith in the 1960s by communist Rumania. After his release Pastor Wurmbrand founded Christian Mission to the Communist World, now Release International, and it is with Release that Artless are working to bring this production to as many venues as possible.
Chris Poch, one of the founders of Artless, was profoundly influenced by Tortured for Christ, as was Petr Jasek. Chris and co-founder Jon Maltz have put on a number of non-mainstream productions with Artless; they say their aim is be both entertaining and challenging and to show that those who are persecuted for their faith are not mere victims. And they want us to be challenged by the fact that these are our brothers and sisters in the faith and that we can draw much closer to them through prayer and by being exposed to something of what they are experiencing.
Not suitable for children under 12 years old.
£5 Payable on the door, booking required.